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State Lower Saxony, Germany
Physical characteristics
Main source confluence of the Hahnenbach and Mehlandsbach near Bellen
33 m
53°03′50″N 9°34′21″E / 53.06389°N 9.5725°E / 53.06389; 9.5725Coordinates: 53°03′50″N 9°34′21″E / 53.06389°N 9.5725°E / 53.06389; 9.5725
River mouth near Rotenburg into the Wümme
18 m
53°06′26″N 9°23′25″E / 53.10723°N 9.39024°E / 53.10723; 9.39024
Length 14.2 km, including the Mehlandsbach 27.4 km (17.0 mi) [1]
  • Average rate:
    ca. 3.0 m³/s; before it joins the Rodau: 1.6 m³/s
Basin features
Progression WümmeLesumWeserNorth Sea
Basin size 307 km2 (119 sq mi) [1]

The Wiedau is a left-hand tributary of the Wümme in the north German state of Lower Saxony. The river begins near Bellen in the vicinity of Hemslingen in the district of Rotenburg (Wümme) at the confluence of the Hahnenbach and the Mehlandsbach, flows through the collective municipality of Bothel, a densely wooded and near natural depression, and discharges into the Wümme in Rotenburg shortly after being joined by the only slightly smaller Rodau.

Water sport[edit]

The Wiedau is popular with anglers and canoeists. At high water, the Wiedau can be navigated from the road bridge in Bellen near Hemslingen to its mouth on the Wümme by small kayaks, a distance of 23 km.